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Bad News, Good News


Over at Eduflack, Patrick Riccards takes a look at the education stories I listed from last month and asks the age-old question why is so much news coverage so negative?

"I'll be honest, I've been struggling for the last week to find some examples of reform done good anywhere. Maybe it is the end of the school year. Maybe folks have tired of education issues for now. Maybe the current NCLB struggles have sucked all of the oxygen out of the room. But I am desperate for a good story."

Me, too. So I took a look back at the list and pulled out a handful of stories that chronicle what seem to be positive trends, common sense, and improvement. Not a ton of them, mind you, but a good little handful. Check them out below. Let me know if I've missed anything.


How about this one: http://www.cato-at-liberty.org/2007/05/18/let-parents-choose/

Low income DC parents making rational decisions for their kids under the city's voucher program, and becoming savvier educational shoppers the longer they're in the program.

Shame all families don't have the freedom to choose -- and choose wisely -- for their kids without paying a financial penalty. No?

a couple of good news stories from edweek:

about model UN kids

and another one about a program in buffalo:

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